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XRP, Ethereum, and TRON — 3 Coins that Might Blow Up in 2019

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2018 was a year when the crypto market received a hard blow, one that it has yet to recover from. The year was marked by significant price drops, market crashes, an ICO extinction, hacking attacks, and many other incidents that proved to be unfriendly for the steady progress of digital currencies.

However, investors remain optimistic regarding the future, and 2019 in particular. This is believed to be the year when a positive momentum will return once more, and when coins will get back on track.

Despite the bearish 2018, a lot of crypto projects managed to grow in other areas, even though their prices were dropping. Meanwhile, the crypto market became vast and filled with different altcoins, currently exceeding 2,100 individual projects.

While there undoubtedly many of them that have a lot of potentials, three of them are receiving more attention and coverage than others, apart from Bitcoin itself, at least.

The projects in question are XRP, Ethereum, and TRON. With a new year, a new hope for the future of crypto arrived as well, and these three coins have a pretty decent chance to blow up in 2019. Let’s see what makes them different than the others.

1) XRP

XRP, formerly known as Ripple, as a coin developed by the company Ripple Labs. Throughout its history, the coin usually had a relatively low price, which is currently only $0.30. This is not particularly impressive when compared to the price of Bitcoin, for example. However, XRP has managed to expand in other ways and is currently being used all around the world.

Ripple Labs’ two major products — xCurrent and xRapid — managed to capture the attention of over 100 banks around the world, all of which wish to implement these products to better their payment systems. The products allow any transaction to be completed almost instantly, and at a significant discount. This is one of the largest crypto use cases today, and thanks to this, XRP managed to become the second largest coin in the crypto market, with a market cap of $13.19 billion

Due to its connection to Ripple Labs and numerous banks, many have accused XRP of being centralized, not being a real cryptocurrency, and even of being security. However, over time, XRP managed to prove itself again and again, and most of these accusations are now in the past, with the coin being well on its way to becoming the first crypto to enter the mainstream.

2) Ethereum

Ethereum is known for being the second most important coin in crypto history, mostly due to the fact that it shifted investors attention from the coin to the blockchain, the technology that cryptocurrencies are based on. Thanks to ETH, dApp creation and smart contracts received a lot of the attention they previously lacked, and discovering new use cases for blockchain technology has become one of the largest tech-related trends in recent years.

For a long time, ETH also managed to keep its position as the second largest coin by market cap, until XRP recently dethroned it. Its price was also more than acceptable, with its all-time high being above $1,400. These days, ETH is the third largest coin with a price of only $107.46, but many believe that it might grow once again in 2019.

In the past several weeks, ETH received several updates, delivered via hard forks. The updates are expected to improve its network, and even attempt to solve scalability issues, which have been affecting digital currencies since Bitcoin’s first day. When combined with its potential for smart contracts and dApp creation, it is easy to see why investors and developers are still not ready to give up on ETH.

3) TRON

TRON is probably the most popular coins today, and it certainly achieved much in 2018. In a single year, that was extremely unfriendly for digital currencies, TRON managed to launch a TestNet, a MainNet, to perform a token swap, perform several large token burns, get listed on countless exchanges and wallets, launch multiple popular dApps, and even buy BitTorrent and announce a massive project centered around it.

However, despite all of these achievements, media coverage, and general hype regarding the project — its price has failed to respond. While its market cap did increase enough to grant TRX entry to the top 10 coins by market cap (currently being ranked as 9th largest crypto), it did not do much for its value, which is currently at $0.02799.

Many believe that the reason for this is the simple fact that the market doesn’t allow positive momentum, which is why TRON’s achievements do nothing for its value. Others believe that its achievements did have an impact and that they prevented the price from going lower than the current one. Whatever the case may be, TRX managed to survive two market crashes and an entire bearish year, from which it emerged strong and well-connected, with a strong potential to explode as soon as the conditions are right.

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Investors Beware: Another Large Bitcoin Crash Might Be Coming

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The crypto prices have surged quite high in the last few months. Of course, their progress is nowhere near the one seen in 2017, but they appear to be getting there, one day at the time. However, things might not be as simple as that, and according to recent performance — it is more than possible that a major Bitcoin crash is incoming.

The fact is that cryptos saw a massive amount of growth in a very short period. Bitcoin itself more than doubled its price in only two months. Now, the rally is starting to crash in on itself, and the coin is already about $1,000 lower than last week. If such development does come to pass, a lot of people will experience quite large losses, although experienced investors might find some opportunities, and leverage in order to enhance their holdings’ long-term value.

For example, Bitcoin dominance is expected to crash very quickly, which will work in favor of quite a lot of altcoins. While this does not seem to be the best time to invest in BTC, altcoins are another story, and diversifying a portfolio now might end up being very profitable in days to come.

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Top 3 Coins to Buy Before They Go Big

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Crypto bulls are back, that much is clear. The long-lasting, harsh crypto winter is gone, and the new era in digital currency sector opens up some rather interesting opportunities. With many more bull runs expected to come in months ahead, a lot of coins are likely to blow up and maybe even hit new all-time highs, although that still remains purely theoretical.

On the other hand, the fact is that numerous coins are seeing prices that were not achieved since early 2018, and the overall momentum remains bullish. With that in mind, even if new records do not come for a very long time — chances are that many of the coins will blow up enough for investors to see some serious gains in months to come. As a result, investing in some of these coins now might be a very profitable decision, for those who have the patience to wait a few months. Here are some of the projects believed to have the greatest potential to go big in the second half of 2019 and beyond.

1. TRON (TRX)

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Can Crypto Credit Cards Disrupt the Fight Against Financial Crime?

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It is commonly known that the world of finances has the biggest problem with the crime of all existing industries around the world. It has been so throughout history. While the financial world has evolved, so did the criminal activities, and they continue to be an issue. With the arrival of cryptocurrencies, many were hoping that financial crime might be disrupted. However, for now, at least, it appears that cryptos themselves cannot find a way to resolve issues such as international money laundering.

In fact, when it comes to money laundering, the crypto sector appears to be the weakest link, especially because of the nature of digital currencies. The anonymity that cryptos are being praised for means that anyone can get a payment from an unknown source from anywhere in the world. This method can then be used for financing drug trafficking, cyberattacks, terrorists, and more.

Until recently, it was not easy for bad actors to make use of cryptocurrencies obtained for illegal purposes. The number of merchants willing to accept the coins was low, and criminals were forced to find a way to exchange crypto into fiat currencies. However, this came with a set of issues, such as taking foreign exchange risks and then sending the money through wallets and exchanges to a banking system that would allow withdrawal. The banking account was the biggest obstacle here,…

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